19-Year-Old Caretaker Arrested for Abusing 88-Year-Old Man

August 9, 2020

TAMPA, Florida—a 19-year-old Filipino caretaker was arrested by Hillsborough County deputies for allegedly abusing an 88-year-old man in his care.

Home surveillance video showed 19-year-old Jonah Delgado physically abusing the victim by slapping his face and yelling at him. The victim in question required full-time care for basic needs and Delgado was the on-duty caretaker at the time the surveillance video captured him in the act.

Jonah Delgado. Image via Fox 32

Footage also showed Delgado placing the victim in a wheelchair and then hitting him multiple times in the face, head, and stomach. According to investigators, the footage also showed Delgado pushing the victim into a bed and punching him in the stomach multiple times.

Delgado was arrested Wednesday, August 5 around midnight.

“The actions of this man are deplorable, unacceptable and disturbing,” stated Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Delgado was trusted to take care of this man and to protect him. He not only broke this trust but put this man in direct danger with his actions. I am very proud of our detectives who worked quickly to get this man in custody before he could hurt anyone else.”

Delgado is charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and batter, according to Fox 32.

Feature Images via Fox 32

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